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Design drafting support for 1800+ shelter drawings reduced 50% design iterations

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Shelter 3D Model

Project Overview

Client Profile
Shelter Manufacturer
Location
USA
Industry
Open-Air Steel Structure Manufacturer
Inputs
Full 3D model package in client’s MES server in SolidWorks format
Deliverables
SolidWorks 3D models (parts, assembly) & manufacturing & assembly drawings with BOMs
SolidWorks 2019 Logo

Business Needs

  • Skilled CAD engineers to meet heavy workloads and tight deadlines
  • Faster turnaround times for drafting with zero error tolerance for components, holes and hardware details of the structures

Challenges

  • Limited information in input files posed challenges developing SolidWorks assemblies and structural parts
  • Checking and correcting completely defined sketches, components, misalignments, etc. in large assemblies

Our Solutions & Approach

3D modeling and drafting support for multiple shelter structures

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The client shared the full 3D model package in of MES server in SolidWorks format as input files. The project team also received a constant influx of inputs on the server on regular basis.

Assembly Production Drawings
Assembly Production Drawings
Shelter Parts Manufacturing Drawings
Shelter Parts Manufacturing Drawings
  • The project team started by checking and correcting missing/misaligned/wrong holes and hardware details, collisions, bale plate details, etc. in 3D models and raised RFI for resolution
  • Standard drafting practices were developed for communication with the client to avoid missing out on details
  • The team suggested to use top-down approach over the conventional approach to model shelter structure with ease and simplicity
  • With its extensive drafting experience, the project team developed 2D drafting for shelter structures compliant with the US standards
  • 1800+ manufacturing drawings and documents for shelter structures were developed and every deliverable was checked by the drafting as well as performed peer QC to maintain quality
  • QC-ed files were uploaded on the client’s MES server to maintain data security
Process Flowchart for Developed Manufacturing Drawings

Business Impact

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